One of the Most Fascinating Short Films in Recent Memory Is Getting a Sequel

Image: YouTube
Image: YouTube

Make a list of the best science fiction films made this decade and World of Tomorrow is right near the top. If you haven’t seen or heard of it, that’s probably because it’s a short film, but it’s jaw-droppingly amazing and now it’s getting a sequel.

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Filmmaker Don Hertzfeldt, who was nominated but somehow didn’t win an Oscar for World of Tomorrow, announced via Twitter Friday that episode two in this unique world is coming.

World of Tomorrow is on Netflix and if you haven’t seen it, carve out 15 minutes this weekend and do that. You won’t be disappointed. It’s a fascinating exercise not just in animation, but in time-travel storytelling, philosophy, and so much more.

Here’s the teaser trailer to give you a taste—but really, seeing the film totally cold is the best way.

As for what “The Burden of Other People’s Thoughts” could be, we can only imagine. Something with a character being able to hear other people’s thoughts? Living in another person’s mind? An older version of a character reading the mind of that person at a younger age? Knowing Hertzfeldt, it’s probably something much more clever. We’re excited to find out.

[Twitter via BMD]

Entertainment Reporter. NYU Cinema Studies Alum. Formerly Premiere, EW, Us Weekly, and /Film. AP Award-Winning Film Critic & CCA member. Loves Star Wars, posters, Legos, and often all three at once.

DISCUSSION

mattcoz
mattcoz

Ha, I just went through my list today, clearing things out. I came across this and thought “that was so good, but no reason to keep it here since it’s not like there’s going to be more episodes”.